GENEROUS supermarket-goers in Stratford can purchase an extra bag of shopping for the foodbank.
Stratford Tesco is taking part in a six-week trial to help out the Trussell Trust and FareShare by offering pre-filled donation bags for customers to buy.
The bags contain items that are most needed by local foodbanks and charities. Customers will also get additional opportunities over the summer to round up their bill at the checkout to make it even easier to offer financial support.
Bags are available in store until Sunday September 3, alongside Tesco’s permanent collection point where customers can donate long-life food items all year round.
The option to round up at the till is available to customers until Sunday August 6 and then again from August 28 to September 3.
Donations are more important than ever as the charities have reported an increasing demand for food.
Trussell Trust spokeperson Emma Revie said: “Over the last year, food banks have faced record levels of need and, while donations have increased by 18 per cent, our network distributed 37 per cent more emergency food parcels than in 2021/2022.
“The generosity of Tesco and its customers plays a vital role in ensuring that food banks can continue to support people who cannot afford the essentials, as we continue working towards our vision of ending the need for food banks.”